“…sharing those highs and lows with a person, whilst difficult sometimes, is how we experience the real rewards from nursing”

June 2, 2016 at 8:40 am

I’m Vanessa, I love my job! (…that sounds a bit corny but it’s true!). I get to meet so many great people within our Trust and I learn so much about the different services – the challenges, the rewards, the service users – all so different and interesting. I’ve been […]

Jill’s blog of burning issues: Our future

May 20, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Welcome to the second of my ‘burning issues’ blogs. These blogs are designed to let you know what we are doing about the burning issues you highlighted at the recent Listening Events, along with feedback from the Your Voice Counts online conversations, the Staff Survey and the Staff Friends and […]

#Proud to be a nurse

May 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

The aim of this year’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing Conference, which was held on May 5 at the Met Hotel, Leeds, was to raise the profile of nursing and celebrate diversity. How did we do? Well, even if you weren’t one of the 152 attendees you may well […]

Jill’s blog of burning issues: Supporting staff and teams

May 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

I was privileged to meet over 200 staff across the Trust during March and April who attended the 10 listening events we held.   Whilst one of the aims of the events was to discuss the three priorities for the year ahead, the other was to get a sense of […]

‘Learning from each other’ blog by Jim Isherwood

May 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Jim Isherwood is Medical Director for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Welcome to my first blog. I’d like to take this opportunity to describe my role within our Trust and inform colleagues across the organisation of some of the work that is in the spotlight at present. As […]

What is an “Advance Statement”?

October 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm

It is a contingency plan or a ‘wish list’ that a service user writes when they are feeling well, in the event of them not being well.  It should cover what they would like to happen concerning their wellbeing, in addition to choices in care and treatment.  It can let […]